The role of maternal microbes in infant health by Prof Maria Carmen Collado

Maternal Microbiota is being recognized as one of the most essential factors during pregnancy, at birth and during lactation.

In this webinar, Prof. Carmen Collado explains the interrelation between maternal microbes and infant health, and how microbes determine maternal and child health outcomes.


Prof. Maria Carmen Collado is a Spanish food scientist, microbiologist, researcher. Her research work is multidisciplinary and includes microbiology, food science and nutrition areas. Her interests are focused on probiotics, microbiota and health and nutrition during pregnancy and early life. Her current work includes basic and applied research on molecular analysis and evaluation of health effects of beneficial bacteria and probiotics, the microbial-host interactions, the microbiome and its role in human health and diseases and also, the influence of perinatal factors during early life.